Teaching

University of Edinburgh, English Literature

Global Modernisms (UG, co-taught Hons seminar)
Digital Humanities for Literary Studies (UG Hons seminar)
Contemporary Postcolonial Writing (UG Hons seminar)
Modernism: Making it New (UG Hons seminar)
English Literature 2 (UG, lecturer on team-taught survey course)
English Literature 1 (UG, lecturer on team-taught survey course)
Cultures of the Book (Masters, seminar leader on team-taught course)
Research Skills & Methods (Masters, seminar leader on team-taught course)
Digital Humanities for Literary Studies (Masters seminar)

 

University of Strathclyde, English Studies

Introduction to Digital Humanities (Semester 1, 2011)
America in the 1920s (Semester 1, 2011)
Experimental Literatures (guest lecturer, Semester 1, 2011)
Global Modernisms (Semester 2, 2012)
Twentieth-Century Literature (Semester 2, 2012)

 

Queen Mary University of London, Department of English

Reading, Theory and Interpretation (first year UG, Autumn 2009-present)

 

University of Birmingham, Department of American & Canadian Studies

Introduction to Canadian Studies (first year UG, Autumn 2008 & Autumn 2007)
Postgraduate Research Skills and Methods (MA, Spring 2008 – one session)
The North American 1920s (second year UG, Spring 2008 – assessor)
Contemporary Canadian Writing (final year UG, Autumn 2007 & Autumn 2006)
Canadian Women’s Writing (final year UG, Spring 2007 – assessor)
Research Skills and Methods (first year UG, Spring 2006 – assessor)

 

The Open University, Faculty of Education and Language Studies

English Grammar in Context (final year UG, 2005)

 

University of Cambridge, Faculty of English and various colleges

Postcolonial & Related Literatures (final year UG, Easter 2010)
Commonwealth & International Literature in English (final year UG, Lent 2006, Lent 2005, Easter 2004, Lent 2004, Lent 2003)
International Literature in English (Education Faculty, final year UG, Michaelmas 2005)
Dissertations on Margaret Atwood and Coetzee/Dangarembga/Rhys (final year UG, Michaelmas 2005)
Practical Criticism (first year UG and final year UG, Michaelmas 2005)
Language for Literature: 1300 to the Present (second year UG and final year UG, Easter 2005, Lent 2005, Easter 2004, Lent 2004)
Sutton Trust Summer School (A-level students, Easter 2005, Easter 2004, Easter 2003)

 

Writings on teaching

I’ve written about using online learning journals to help students in English literature get to grips with literary theory for the UK Higher Education Academy’s English Subject Centre.

I’ve used techniques from corpus linguistics to analyse online student discussions from a course on Canadian fiction, in order to work out how to get students to engage with each other rather than simply agreeing with each other’s points.

I ran a research project at Queen Mary University of London which used a social network site to develop intercultural awareness in language students going abroad, and presented the results at Digital Humanities 2010. A full report on the project was published in a special issue of Arts and Humanities in Higher Education on Digital Futures.